The word "privilege" has Latin bits that literally mean "a law that applies to just one person." That's why the word "privilege" looks a little bit like the related words "private" and "legal." You can think of those words as cousins.
Anyway, what are some examples of privileges? Here's one! When I was in fifth grade, our teacher gave us the privilege of leaving class to go use the bathroom whenever we wanted to, and we didn't have to ask permission. That was a cool privilege! We felt so free! Other classes didn't have that privilege; they had to raise their hands and ask if they needed to go. And sometimes the answer would be "No."
Privileges are different from rights. Rights are things that we all have, because we're human and we deserve them. But privileges can be earned, lost, given, and taken away. If any of us in my fifth-grade class had abused our bathroom privileges—say, by spending 45 minutes in the bathroom whenever math time rolled around, or by going wild and crazy in the halls instead of getting back to class—then our teacher would have taken that privilege away.
Let's think of more privileges! At home, do you get to have your own bedroom? A special place where you can retreat, close the door, and enjoy the silence and privacy of your very own space? That's a privilege. Lucky you! Not every kid gets their own room!
If you have a lot of privileges in life, then we say you're a privileged person. It means you're lucky: you have many luxuries, many advantages, many special things to enjoy in life that not everybody gets to enjoy.
Now, if you say that you're "privileged to do something," that's a little different! It means you're honored, you're glad, you're grateful that you get to do it. For example, if I tell you, "You're an amazing student. I'm privileged to work with you," then that means I'm lucky to be the one who works with you. Out of all the tutors in the world, your family picked me! I'm so lucky, and so glad!
Make a flash card:
You can write your own definition and choose your own picture, or copy mine.
an advantage that only some people get, but not others
Write your own sentence!
You can use either of the two ideas I'll suggest, or you can invent your own. Include as much detail as you can!
(Source) Write a sentence with the word PRIVILEGE:
Remember: your privileges are the special things you get to have and do because you're luckier than other people.
Idea 1: "Not everyone gets to have their own (phone, computer, TV, bedroom, bike, scooter, trampoline, YouTube channel, or other awesome thing), and I'm grateful for the privilege."
Idea 2: "When I was (this many) years old, I had the privilege of (traveling somewhere, meeting someone amazing, going to a certain concert or other performance, or participating in a certain contest or other event)."
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